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And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. Matthew 10:41-42
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer. He started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park just staring at the pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.
The old man graciously accepted the snack and smiled at the boy. His smile was so pleasant and infectious… the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the old man smiled. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word to each other.
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was so he got up to leave. But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around and ran back to the old man giving him a huge hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?”
He replied, “I had lunch with God.” Before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”
Meanwhile, the old man also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
He replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.” However, before his son responded, he added, “You know, He’s much younger than I expected.”
Twinkies and root beer may not be a cup of cold water, but they can be if we allow ourselves to be used by the Lord. Look for an opportunity to be a source of encouragement to someone who crosses your path today.
Blessings – From God’s Incubator,